Mediterranean Umami, a clean-label ingredient, can lower sodium content by 25 to 33 percent or more in processed meats.

Nestlé has announced earlier this month that it will accelerate efforts to reduce sodium levels.

Dietary sodium intake has been proven to have a direct relation with the development of cardiovascular disease. There are great challenges in monitoring the average sodium intake of people, but an academic-commercial partnership may pave the way for better health. By Živa Korošec and Igor Pravst, Nutrition Institute, Slovenia

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